Award Amount: $1,750,000
Region: San Joaquin County
- San Joaquin Council of Governments
- Catholic Charities Diocese of Stockton
- GRID Alternatives North Valley
- Public Health Advocates
- Stockton Service Corps
- University of the Pacific Center for Business and Policy Research
By bringing residents, community stakeholders, researchers, and local government together, the San Joaquin Regional Climate Collaborative (SJRCC) envisions a region where all communities live in equitable and healthy places filled with economic opportunity and are ready to meet the challenges posed by climate change. SJRCC aims to achieve this vision by fostering community-led solutions that meet the needs of those hit first and worst by climate change in under-resourced communities, including communities of color and low-income communities throughout San Joaquin County.
The collaborative seeks to establish a regional forum for climate resiliency coordination. The collaborative will engage and build capacity at multiple scale with residents, community-based organizations, and local implementing agencies. Planned activities include educational workshops, a community needs assessment, a regional climate research clearinghouse and directory, and the creation of neighborhood action plans. The collaborative will provide direct technical assistance in Communities of Focus to pursue further research and/or implementation funding opportunities.
“This grant means the San Joaquin Council of Government and our partners in the San Joaquin Regional Climate Collaborative will be able to help under-resourced communities in the region combat the environmental challenges they face now and into the future. It will empower those community-led efforts with data, capacity building and readiness to pursue climate solutions and build more resilient communities. By bringing residents, community, stakeholders, researchers, and local government together, the collaborative envisions a region where all residents have equal opportunity to live in healthy communities filled with economic opportunity that are ready to meet the challenges ahead.”
Christine Corrales, Senior Regional Planner, San Joaquin Council of Governments